January 20, 2022
The world is full of great sports stadiums and great sports betting sites. There’s the Tokyo dome in Japan, Camden Yards in Baltimore, and Wembley Stadium in London. There’s our list of the best new sportsbooks. Then there’s some venues that are just downright strange. Below we’ve compiled a list of the ten weirdest sports stadiums from around the world.
Frisco, Texas, United States
What makes it weird? It has a lazy river in right field
We get it, a lot of people find baseball boring. I can’t think of a better way to kill nine innings than to float around in a lazy river drinking beers and eating dogs.
Marina Bay, Singapore
What makes it weird? It’s a floating soccer field
This stadium has it’s seats on the land and field on the water. Good luck finding any streakers running onto this field, or else they’re going to have a cold swim afterwards.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
What makes it weird? The Green Monster
It’s iconic to the point of almost becoming normalized in it’s 110 years of existence. Still, there’s nothing normal about having a 37 foot (11.33m) high wall in left field.
Prague, Czech Republic
What makes it weird? It has a capacity of 250,000
When it was built Prague had a population of 850,000. It can hold 9 nine soccer fields and is the second largest sports stadium ever built.
Mabopane South Africa
What makes it weird? Floating stands
The layout of the stands in this stadium are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. The layered tiers, or unattached and staggered giving a unique view to fans and players alike.
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San Diego, California, United States
What makes it weird? It’s a basketball court on the deck of an aircraft carrier!
In 2012 the San Diego State Aztecs hosted the Syracuse Orange for a game of college basketball that was played on a court set atop a US aircraft carrier. We need this to happen again!
What makes it weird? It’s on top of a mountain
Ottmar Hitzfeld has the highest elevation of any stadium in Europe. At more than 6,500 ft above sea level, it’s gotta be a tough place for the away team to catch their breath.
3. Ericsson Globe
What makes it weird? The stadium is inside a globe
The Ericsson, which holds a hockey stadium inside, is the largest spherical building in the world and serves as the sun in a 1:20 million scale model of the milky way.
Dallas, Texas, United States
What makes it weird? A lot
The stadium cost $1.3 billion and includes two 60 yard wide screens which cost $40 million alone. Don’t forget about go-go dancers gyrating in actual cages hoisted in the air.
What makes it weird? It’s sandwiched between two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The soccer field has a 15th century fortress behind its south end, a solitaire tower behind its north, and the sea 30 feet behind its west.
There you have it, the weirdest, wackiest, and sometimes just downright coolest places to take in a game. What do you think? Are there any strange stadiums that we missed out on? Have you ever been to a game at any of these? Let us know in the comment section below!